Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Adaptive Waveform Design for
Detecting Low-Grazing-Angle and Small-RCS Targets
in Complex Maritime Environments

University of Illinois at Chicagoaa Washington University in St. Louis

Arizona State Universityaa University of Marylandaa University of Melbourneaa Princeton University

Purdue Universityaa DSTOaa Raytheon Missile Systems

Welcome !

Welcome to the web site of our research program on adaptive waveform design tailored to naval applications.

In this project, established in 2005, we seek to achieve substantial improvements in detecting, resolving, and tracking low-grazing-angle (LGA) as well as low radar cross section (RCS) targets in maritime and littoral environments under conditions of severe clutter. We will integrate transmit waveform optimization matched to the environment with the development of waveform parameterizations and libraries, realistic models of complex environments, and signal processing methods for optimal waveform selection in real-time to achieve the substantial performance improvements.

We are supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) through the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL).